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Dentures, Partials, & Valplast Partials

At Common Park Dental, we offer a variety of tooth replacement prosthetics to restore smiles following advanced tooth loss including dentures, partials, and Valplast partials. We also provide dental implant supported dentures and partials for patients who want to renew their health with a more natural looking and feeling tooth replacement prosthetic. If you want to learn more about our high quality partial and full denture restorations, contact our dedicated Worcester dentist and team to schedule a consultation today.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures, often referred to simply as partials, are used to replace numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth. A gum colored base material is crafted to fit snuggly between healthy tooth structures supporting the replacement teeth. The entire prosthetic is typically held in place using metal clasps attached to remaining dental structure to provide support.

Valplast Partials

A Valplast partial is a unique, proprietary type of partial denture. Rather than using metal clasps to hold the partial firmly in place, Valplast partials are anchored in place through natural suction. The Valplast partial base is molded from a unique material that fits firmly against the surrounding teeth and gum tissue creating suction. This suction allows the partial to remain firmly in position without attaching metal clasps to healthy teeth, which may lead to unnecessary dental damage.

Full Dentures

A full denture is very similar to a Valplast partial. Only, the entire row of teeth is replaced rather than just a few teeth. A full denture uses a precisely formed gum colored base to support the entire arch of replacement teeth. The base material fits against the gum line creating suction that holds the prosthetic firmly in place, recreating the lost dental structure. Some patients prefer to use a small amount of denture adhesive to improve the stability of their tooth replacement prosthetic, but with regular refittings and proper daily care, most patients achieve adequate stability through suction alone.

Caring for Dentures

Like healthy teeth, dentures need to be brushed every day, and you should also visit a dentist twice a year for a checkup. During these biannual exams, dentists can examine the denture and make adjustments to ensure you retain the most comfortable fit. You should also remove your partial and full denture, during sleep. Whenever you’re not wearing the denture, they should be stored in cool water or denture cleaning solution to avoid damage.

Dental Implant Supported Dentures

If you’re looking for a solution with increased stability and longevity, dental implant-retained partial or full dentures may be the ideal solution. Dental implants are titanium posts inserted below the gum line that fuse with the gums and jawbone to replicate the lost root systems of teeth. A partial or full denture can typically be attached to between four and six implant posts to achieve the optimal stability without adversely affecting surrounding teeth. Additionally, dental implants restore 70% or more of natural chewing function compared with just about 20% of chewing capability renewed with traditional dentures.